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No order as to costs in divorce proceedings

By: Shane Kiely BL

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High Court, in a costs hearing brought by a wife following a recent decision in divorce proceedings, makes no order as to costs, on the grounds that the father was justified in bringing an appeal and that there was nothing in his conduct that would merit making a costs order.

Family law - application for costs by Ms Y following on the judgment of the court in the substantive portion of these proceedings – written submissions given by both parties – general procedure in family law proceedings is that no costs are awarded – costs can be awarded depending on the case or the conduct of the parties – consideration of father's submissions – expert report may not always be necessary – father was justified in bringing appeal – no order as to costs.

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